Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Neighbors Unite Against Prussian Blue

Eugene Volokh reports that the new neighbors of the White supremacist pop group "Prussian Blue" (14-year old twins and their family) have posted flyers around their community notifying members of the group's radical racist agenda and declaring themselves to be in opposition to "hate."

The family is claiming harrassment. The neighbors disagree:
"This letter is not written as a means to harass the family or to begin a witch hunt," the flier said. "We wish the family no harm. Our goal is to peacefully communicate that this kind of hate and ignorance will not be accepted here in our neighborhood where we live and raise our families."

As Professor Volokh noted, since PB specifically decided to move to this town because the old one "wasn't White enough", it is perfectly fair for the neighbors to push back against being identified with that sort of racist sentiment.

What would really be great is if the neighborhood began to actively work to end the racial monotony that attracted PB to the area in the first place. But that might be too much to ask.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in the UK and I enjoy the ethnic diversity in my area. It is heartening to hear that there is someone opposed to this ignorance so close to the source and I wish you every luck in promoting tolerance where you are.